Aging Chevys and Pontiacs are a familiar symbol of life in Cuba, but many of the vehicles clogging the communist island's streets these days are top of the line and fresh from the showroom.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, which was elected on a socio-economic ticket, is likely to be weakened by sharply opposing views on how to tackle ties with the Palestinians.
Danish tourist Judith Jensen has a long list of don'ts to help her feel safe during her holiday in India. She won't hail a taxi off the street, she won't stay in an obscure hotel and she won't go out after dark — all decisions made in response to the growing reporting of sexual crime in the country.
The airport security sector is still expected to soar despite US budget cutbacks as air traffic grows and the threat of terrorism persists, analysts say.
Nearly all of Malaysia agrees coming elections will be the country's closest ever, but opinions diverge on another key question: will the hotly anticipated contest be free and fair?
Finding himself near a Vatican exit and hearing people chanting his name outside, during one of his first days in office, Pope Francis responded with an impromptu walkabout that looks set to become a frequent occurrence.
Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, veterans have a long ways to go in securing their place in the nation's collective memory through a monument on Washington's iconic National Mall.
New leader Xi Jinping has urged China to pursue the “Chinese dream” but experts say behind the grandiose words, he is single-minded in his aim to bolster Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule.
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq overthrew a dictator, but 10 years on the war is seen to have destabilized the Middle East, exposed the limits of military power and left America no stronger than before.
Retired pope Benedict XVI is gone but far from forgotten as cardinals begin voting for candidates to replace him, with his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein one of the last to leave the Sistine Chapel before the start of the conclave.